Praying into Battle

Danny and his sister Becky curled next to their mom on their couch as their mom read the Bible passage about the armor of God.

Danny sighed and frowned. “We’re all done with the armor of God.”

“Not quite.” Their mom tapped the Bible. “The next verses talk about prayer. Prayer is an important part of being a warrior in God’s army. Prayer helps us put on the armor. It gives us strength to march into the battle of this life. When this life wounds us, prayer is a healing balm. We can’t go into battle without prayer. It is our connection to our captain Christ Jesus.”

“Is that why we have to say our prayers before bed and meals?” Danny peered up at his mom.

“It is one of the reasons.” His mom hugged him. “While we are praying, we also pray for others, especially the ministers and missionaries in their preaching.”

Danny thought about the minister of his church. That night he was going to pray for him when he said his prayer before bed.


Question to think about:

  1. Read Ephesians 6:18–20 and 1 Thessalonians 5:17 by yourself or with your parents. How does prayer strengthen us?
  2. What is the connection between prayer and the armor of God?